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Smoked salmon rafts

Fresh celery ‘rafts’ are filled with herby or plain cream cheese and topped with smoked salmon ‘sails’, held up with cocktail sticks. The rafts sail along on a calm sea of cucumber slices.

  • Timer Prep 15 min
  • Chart 24.0 cal/
  • Chef hat Easy


Trim and cut the celery sticks.


  1. 1 Turn each celery ‘raft’ upside down, so that the rounded side is uppermost. Cut off a horizontal sliver, to make a flat surface, enabling the celery stick to sit flat without rocking.
  2. 2 Use a small knife or teaspoon to fill the celery sticks with the cream cheese of your choice and set aside.
  3. 3 Cut the smoked salmon ribbons into squares, about 5cm x 5cm, and stick a cocktail stick through each, ready to hold it above its celery raft as a square sail. Stick the free end of each cocktail stick firmly into the cream cheese side of each celery length.
  4. 4 Lay the cucumber slices out on a platter or board as an overlapping ‘sea’ with no gaps. Set the rafts to sail across the sea and do battle with each other as they go.